Dorothy Elion, MS, LMFT

Locations: Lake Elmo, St Paul

Dorothy earned her Master’s degree at University of Wisconsin at Stout and has 25+ years of mental health experience. Prior to working for MidWest Center, she gained experience working at a children’s mental health clinic , in various school systems, and in private practice. Before she became a therapist, she had a career in the Computer Information Systems Development and Management field. Dorothy enjoys working with adults and geriatrics individually and also has a strength in working with couples and families.

Dorothy’s Therapy Approach: “My therapy approach is systemic with attention to context and family of origin influences while building on strengths to attain goals.”

Areas of Special Interest:

  • Blended families
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Parenting Issues
  • Life stage and transitional issues
  • Impact of drugs and alcohol on family members
  • Workplace issues

Licenses + Memberships:

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
  • Member of the Minnesota Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (MAMFT)